Drumena, county Down

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Nearest village: Castlewellan


On a ridge at a height of 220 metres, overlooking Lough Island Reavy,
a small round cairn (bounded by modern field-walls on 2 sides)
contains a kist 60 cms deep whose capstone has been slid to one side allowing an interior view.


Click on the picture to see a slightly larger kist at Carrowmore, county Sligo.


Below is a kist with its crouched burial and Otherworld-food bowl preserved in the National Museum, Dublin.
This would, of course, have had a large, probably flat, roof-slab.
Such tombs (especially their contents) are very fragile.


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